Health

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Surprising 20km Medicare rule you need to know

Surprising 20km Medicare rule you need to know

A DANGEROUS assumption about Medicare is costing Australian holiday-makers thousands. Here’s where they’re getting caught out.

Tue 20 Aug 2019

Pete Evans’ crazy new claims

Pete Evans’ crazy new claims

He’s said sunscreen is toxic and promoted a dangerous baby broth, now celebrity chef Pete Evans is at it again with his strangest claim yet.

Boy mauled by ‘crazy’ kangaroo

Boy mauled by ‘crazy’ kangaroo

A father has described the moment he was forced to intervene after his five-year-old son was attacked by a massive kangaroo in his backyard.

Mon 19 Aug 2019

Axe attacker’s sentence increased

Axe attacker’s sentence increased

The woman who attacked three strangers in a 7-Eleven with an axe will spend an extra five years in jail after her sentence was successfully appealed.

Four words doing even more harm to abuse victims

Four words doing even more harm to abuse victims

AN abuse victim was finally able to tell her story after a nine-year silence. But there are four words that still trouble her.

Sun 18 Aug 2019

Risky obsession snaring Aussie men

Risky obsession snaring Aussie men

WHAT begins as a pursuit for the perfect body can spiral into a dangerous obsession for many blokes, leading to serious social and health consequences.

Killer flu season stumps experts

Killer flu season stumps experts

AS THE killer flu season reaches record heights, claiming 430 lives, health authorities are scrambling to find out why.

Sat 17 Aug 2019

Shock find in woman’s tiny ‘pimple’

Shock find in woman’s tiny ‘pimple’

For years a woman had ignored a tiny pimple on her lip. But when it suddenly began to morph into a scab, she knew something was terribly wrong.

Tue 13 Aug 2019

Baby’s leg falls off in mum’s hand

Baby’s leg falls off in mum’s hand

A MUM has recalled the moment the unimaginable happened after her 11-month-old baby was rushed to hospital for being “under the weather”.

Horror behind model’s stabbing pain

Horror behind model’s stabbing pain

A young woman who thought she had hit her leg against a box discovered the pain she was feeling was in fact a life and death situation.

Mon 12 Aug 2019

'A cotton bud nearly killed me': Aussie mum's warning

'A cotton bud nearly killed me': Aussie mum's warning

It's something most of us have done at least once, despite repeatedly being told not to. For Jasmine, this common bathroom habit very nearly killed her.

HAVE YOUR SAY: Waiting times targeted by NDIS review

HAVE YOUR SAY: Waiting times targeted by NDIS review

THE laws and rules guiding the National Disability Insurance Scheme will go under the microscope, in an effort to reduce wait times for participants.

Sun 11 Aug 2019

‘Tragic reason I can’t have sex’

‘Tragic reason I can’t have sex’

FOR years, they had a healthy sex life — but three years ago, something so terrible happened, this woman has found sex impossible.

Gross find hiding in woman’s ‘pimple’

Gross find hiding in woman’s ‘pimple’

When a mum discovered a “pimple” on her leg, she left it alone. But for 10 years, it kept growing. WARNING: Graphic content

Thu 8 Aug 2019

The big change Australia needs to make

The big change Australia needs to make

A new report has highlighted how much people’s eating habits are costing them, and what they can gain from making changes.

Wed 7 Aug 2019

Media sparks action on aged complaints

Media sparks action on aged complaints

THE aged care royal commission is examining the federal health department's response to 20 allegations of physical and sexual assaults at three facilities.

Weekend reno leads to death sentence

Weekend reno leads to death sentence

A man who renovated his family home and contracted terminal cancer has won a record $3 million payout in a landmark case for Australia.

Tue 6 Aug 2019

Mum’s horror final hours of life

Mum’s horror final hours of life

MAREIA Teh’s daughter watched her die in utter agony, helpless and without options. Haunted by the tragedy, she started walking and kept going.

Urgent calls for O-negative blood donors

Urgent calls for O-negative blood donors

The Red Cross Blood Service is calling on people with the rare O-negative blood type to donate as reserves are critically low.

Mon 5 Aug 2019

Truckie's foot crushed, amputated after being run over twice

Truckie's foot crushed, amputated after being run over twice

A TRUCK driver had to have a toe amputated after being twice run over in a Melbourne Spotlight warehouse, with the retailer subsequently fined $150,000.

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